It is the lesser blot, modesty finds,
Women to change their shapes than men their minds.

    Julia in Shakespeare’s
    The Two Gentlemen of Verona V.iv.105-6

Horoscopes for 8.30.2018

Virgo

Virgo

The Virgin


Old piece of advice, reiterated for the current Virgo birthday conditions, this week: If you care for your gear, it will care for you. Simple enough set of instructions. As an example, I’ve got a couple of fishing poles with matching reels, stored in my garage. Since I know I wasn’t going to use the poles — and reels — for a few months, I stripped the line off the reels themselves, oiled them up, and left them in their protective cases. The poles? I have long sleeves with elastic at one end, covers the poles and protect them from dust, or similar, outside elements. Remove the fishing line, oil the reels, wipe down the poles, and cover them for storage. Different lakes, oceans, beachfront, all of that requires different tools, and the gear itself, taking care of the gear is part of what is required. I’m going bass fishing this weekend, although, last week was better, but I’m going when I can, and I‘ll be able to count on that one set of poles being in good shape because the last time I used them? I cared for my gear. Cleaned, really just wiped down, line stripped off the reels, a drop of oil in one spot, and that gear will be ready for hot action at the lake.

Virgo: If you care for your gear, it will care for you. In other words? Take care of our tools.

Libra

It’s about letting go of something that has been weighing you down. Most of the Libra folks I know tend to carry a little extra weight. That is not what I’m talking about, no! It’s about releasing a long-held belief, or perhaps a sentimental attachment to some kind of memento that is deeply symbolic of past hurt and trauma. Emotional scars can run deeper than mere flayed flesh. Yeah, maybe not such a good way to turn a phrase.
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A solemn air and the best comforter
To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains
(Now useless) boiled within thy skull.

Prospero in Shakespeare’s The Tempest (V.i.58-60)

    “Boiled” is most likely an alchemical term that refers to the last step before turning base metal into gold.

The Sun moves into the tropical zodiac sign of Virgo August 22, 2018, 11:00 PM, your mileage may vary. Mars starts to unwind from his retrograde pattern on August 27, too.

As Virgo starts, what does that mean?

Horoscopes for 8.23.2108

Virgo

Virgo

The Virgin


While, technically, the dog days of summer are supposedly over? It’s still that sultry, sweet-hot heat around here. Good time to fish as there seems to be, I think this purely emotional, but there seems to be less heat at the beach, or even just on a boat — in the lake. Something about that kind of action seems to make it all OK. The dog days are supposedly over, but in reality, I was raised in Texas, yeah, we don’t see marginally cooler weather for another month or two. Later in the week, maybe the tail-end of the weekend and on into next week? There’s a little window to “Make things happen” for Virgo. By “make things happen,” that implies actionable items on the part of Virgo, with my promise that actionable items that are acted upon by Virgo will see results in less than ten days. From a purely piscatory point, mythology and lore suggest that fishing is best when both the sun and the moon are in the sky. That’s this next week. Tail-end of the weekend, and on into next week. Take advantage of the setting, in my case, go fishing, and in the case of any other Virgo? Go “fishing,” if not fishing itself, whatever presents itself as an actionable item. Action now, results sooner than you can think, “Wow, fish on!”

Libra

Venus is the planet of love. Venus is the planet of peace and harmony. In old-fashioned astrology, Venus is denoted as the “ruler” of Libra, as in the patriarchal head of the Libra organization. I tend to stray from the term “ruler” as it has that male-dominated kind of sense to it, and I prefer just saying Venus is the main planet for Libra. Simpler, no? Less baggage, too. Which is what this is about. Less baggage.
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You fools! I and my fellows
Are ministers of Fate.

Ariel in Shakespeare’s The Tempest 3.3.60-1

    Mercury starts to unwind from its Retrograde Pattern August 18, at 11 degrees of Leo. Happy birthday?

Horoscopes for 8.16.2018

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The Leo

The Leo

The Leo


Let’s just sit back and enjoy the week? Birthdays, the last of The Leo celebrations, and Mercury. Mars, too, but mostly Mercury, and despite the rectification of the visual course of Mercury? (Mercury going un-retrograde), despite that apparent motion, there’s still free floating material that wants to get attached, and maybe not in a healthy way. Like burrs in The Leo mane? Ultimately, not life-altering, just minimally inconvenient — and we know what the culprits are, the source of ire, mostly still Mercury in Retrograde, and as such? You know what to do.

“No, what should I do?”

The Leo: Do nothing. Avoid problems.

Virgo

Pretty much click/link bait, but still? “8 delicious recipes for cauliflower.” That’s how the title read. At this point in my life, there are certain items that I found distasteful. Cauliflower is one. The reaction I have more emotional than serious physical allergy, but the results are similar. I don’t like cauliflower, and I don’t want to eat anything that has that as the main component. Might be personal, but that’s my sentiment, and there’s not much use in trying to change my attitude. There are NO delicious recipes for cauliflower, and any attempt to persuade me otherwise? Waste of time. Waste of time and energy.
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